The fast paced lifestyles of city dwellers is leading fully realised adults down a path that threatens to damage their integrity: they are eating baby food as a substitute to the hard stuff.
Whatever we grow up to be as adult, we all once were babies, bound by a love for crapping our diapers, screaming bloody murder over spilt milk or repeatedly hitting objects with other things. Most of us tend to develop and distance ourselves from our soft yolked younger years… or so one might assume.
‘Adults’ in 2017 have become so focused on their work and investing too much time into social obligations that the baby food industry has seen a huge development in baby food purchase patterns that could suggest that adults are indulging on the go. It is also believed that active types have been noted to harbour a fondness for the low fat, low salt products.
From uninspiring fads such as the baby food diet, founded by U.S. celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, to forums offering a ‘safe space’ for grown up baby food lovers to discuss their [not very] eccentric habit, we are living in a world of inter-connectivity and grown-up/ baby relations are no longer an exception to our rapidly growing sense of togetherness.
Reasons for eating the pots of bland, mashed up vegetables as opposed to decent hearty meals do not merely lie with time constraints and attempts to lose weight: some people seem to actually like the stuff (or at least feel impartial towards it). One forum user stated on the confessional ‘I eat baby food and I’m an adult’: “Haven’t eaten baby food since I was in college, and we lived in a dorm, so had no private fridge or freezer for anything. It seemed like an alternative to chips and pop.” Another admitted There are blends of fruit, cereal, and yogurt which are delicious. There are combinations I never would have considered, like a pear and spinach blend…”, furthering the case for adults to divulge.
Where baby food isn’t the most conventional of eating habits, it would be unfair to criticise the life choice without seeing what it’s all about for ourselves. Watch this space.